How to Install and Configure IIS 8 on Windows Server


In today's article, you will learn how to install and configure IIS8 (Internet Information Services 8) on Windows Server 2012.

Step 1. First of all Login to your Windows Server 2012 as Administrator by entering your password. As you log on your Server Manager will open automatically, if it doesn't open then open it by clicking on the first button in the taskbar.

Server Manager

As you open the Server Manager this window will be opened.


Step 2. Now click on the Manage Button to Add Roles and Features.

Manage Button

Or simply click on the Add Roles and Features given on the Front Page.

Add Roles and Features

Step 3. Now some important information will be given, you can read it and then click on the "Next" Button.

Important information

After clicking on Next, the Installation type page is opened asking you to select one of the options. Select the first option i.e. Role Based or Feature Based Installation and then click on "Next".

 Installation type

Step 4. Now you must select a Server from the Server Pool, as I have only one Server so my default Server is automatically selected. After selecting the Server click on "Next".

Server Pool

Now a list will be displayed in front of you from which you must select the Web Server (IIS).

Web Server

Step 5. Now you must select the features that you want to install on the selected Server for e.g. .NET Framework 4.5 or 3.5. Select the Modules depending on your requirements then click on "Add Features" and then click "Next".


Now a confirmation page will be opened in which you must give permission to the server to restart if required.

Confirmation page

Step 6. Now click on the "Install" button and your installation will begin. It will take five to ten minutes depending on the processing power of your server.


After installation is complete close this.

Step 7. Now go back to the Server Manager Window, on the left-hand side you will find IIS in the side menu, click on that.

Server Manager Window

As you click on the IIS button, on the right-hand side you will find some services are opened scroll down to the Services there you will find IIS in the running state.

IIS button

Step 8. Now go to the Tools option and click on "IIS Manager".

Tools option

On the left-hand side click on the drop-down menu under the "Start Page" option.

Start Page

After that click on the drop-down menu of sites, there you will find a default Web Site, click on that.


Step 9. After that on the right side under "Actions" click on "Browse Website".

Browse Website

As you click you will see that the Browser Default Web Page is opened.

 Browser Default

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